How to Flush Away Toxins With a Detox Bath

The start of a new year is a great time to flush away accumulated toxins and get a fresh start to your health! Here’s how a detox bath can help…

Our bodies are bombarded with hundreds of toxins on a daily basis, and while we have natural detoxification mechanisms within us, sometimes our bodies need a little extra support.

There are many different detox diet programs, workouts, and even supplements that can help, but don’t forget that your largest organ of detoxification is actually on the outside of your body – not the inside. Of course I mean your skin!

A detox bath is a great way to draw out excess chemical residues and stored toxins. And it’s easy to do at home, using safe, natural ingredients from your local health food store.

Here are a few good ingredients to use in your detox bath – plus a gentle recipe to try:

1.) Epsom Salts

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is actually not a salt but a pure, naturally occurring mineral compound. You may be familiar with its use as a remedy for sore muscles, but Epsom salt offers so much more, especially when it comes to flushing toxins.

Not only does magnesium work to regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, it’s also antagonistic to many of the toxic metals we hold in our tissues. This means that it essentially acts as a toxin repellent, pushing and flushing toxins out of the cells…

With an Epsom salt bath, we receive the maximum detoxification benefits of magnesium, along with its multiple beneficial side effects such as stress reduction and easing of migraine pain (6).

2.) Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay (also called Montmorillonite clay) is a clay composed of ash from volcanoes… Similar clays have been used by cultures worldwide as a digestive aid and to remove unwanted pathogens like parasites, but the harvest has kicked up in recent years due to the discovery that the clay also binds to toxins in the body (7).

The secret to Bentonite clay’s toxin-binding powers lies in its negative ionic charge and absorption abilities, which pull positively-charged ions from the bloodstream for elimination. Pesticides, heavy metals, and harmful bacteria are all positively charged, making them susceptible to the clay’s pull…


Along with binding to toxins, Bentonite clay also contains an array of minerals like calcium, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium, providing a nourishing soak for your skin as you detox…

3.) Baking Soda

Baking soda is another household ingredient commonly used for rapidly detoxifying the body. In fact, it has been used to treat radiation exposure by binding with dangerous elements like uranium, which tend to stick around in our bodies on the surface of our bones…


Refreshing Citrus and Clay Detox Bath Recipe

Toxin-absorbing bentonite clay combines with Epsom salts and citrus essential oils in this refreshing and regenerating detox bath. While the clay and Epsom salts do their job of removing impurities, you can inhale the anxiety-reducing aroma of orange oil (14).


  • 1/2 cup Bentonite clay
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 4-5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6-7 drops orange essential oil

How to Make It

  1. Draw your bath and add ingredients to the water, stirring until the salts and clay have thoroughly dissolved.
  2. Bask in the invigorating aroma of ripe citrus orchards.

* NOTE: Although Epsom salts are generally regarded as safe for everyone, those with blood pressure problems should check with their doctor before using them regularly, as they can have an effect on blood pressure levels. Also, be aware that some people are sensitive to certain essential oils, so be cautious with how much you use in your bath.

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